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October 12, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — School board to hear ideas about system's operating 0) budget

TOWSON -- The county school board will hold budget hearings this month to hear recommendations from the community about what should be in the school system's operating budget for the 1999-2000 school year.

The first meeting will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Middle School for the county's southwest area.

The other meetings -- which begin at 7 p.m. -- will be Oct. 20 at Owings Mills High School for the northwest area, Oct. 21 at Dumbarton Middle School for the central area, and Oct. 22 at Eastern Technical High School for the northeast and southeast areas.

Library branches to close for staff training day

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TOWSON -- All branches and administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library system will be closed today for "Staff Day."

The staff of the entire system will meet at Martin's West for a series of training sessions and other events.

Special Delivery and Read Rover -- the system's mobile libraries -- also will not be in service today. All libraries and offices will reopen tomorrow, and the mobile libraries will resume service.

Community groups to share $25,000 in anti-drug funds

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TOWSON -- Grants totaling $25,000 will be distributed to 27 community groups throughout the county for local drug prevention efforts at the Bureau of Substance Abuse's annual recognition luncheon Thursday at the Sheraton Baltimore North hotel.

The grants, ranging from $200 for an anti-smoking campaign at Hunt Valley Mall to $1,400 for the Hillendale Police Athletic League Center dance and drama troupe, will be given out after the lunch.

The money is part of the county's annual effort to encourage community groups to find ways of reaching young people in their neighborhoods and discouraging them from using drugs and alcohol. It comes from a state grant.

A 24-year-old man died early yesterday of a stab wound he received during an argument with an acquaintance in the 4600 block of Fleet St. in Southeast Baltimore, police said.

David Miller of the 500 block of S. Lehigh St. in East Baltimore was stabbed in the chest about 12: 20 a.m. and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he died about 20 minutes later, said homicide Detective Dave Peckoo.

Charles Tussing, 17, of Baltimore, was arrested last night and charged with first-degree murder in Miller's death, Peckoo said.

Block party to be held for residents of Pigtown

Residents of the Pigtown section of Southwest Baltimore are invited to a block party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Ward St.

Paul's Place Outreach Center Inc., 1118 Ward St., a nonprofit group serving the community's low-income residents, will serve as host for the party, offering free food, games, prizes and information about the agency's services, said Tom Bonderenko, executive director.

'Africans in America' film will be screened Oct. 20

The Baltimore Community Relations Commission will hold a screening of the Maryland Public Television film series, "Africans in America, Journey Through Slavery" at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.

Orlando Bagwell, a Baltimore native and the film's executive producer, will give a talk.

A light meal will be provided at 6 p.m. Reservations and information: 410-396-3151.

Pub Date: 10/12/98

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